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The Prelinger Library is a private research library open to the public, located in downtown San Francisco. Its collections encompass some 50,000 books, periodical volumes and printed ephemera. The Prelinger Library is currently curating this online collection of public domain materials in key subject areas.

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North American review and miscellaneous journal
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City planning
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Children's literature
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Social problems
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Motion pictures in education
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United States -- Social conditions Periodicals
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survey associates
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american telephone and telegraph company
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dodge, mary mapes, 1830-1905
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mcgraw-hill
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national municipal league
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society of motion picture engineers
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Internet Archive Presents
Oct 11, 2017 Internet Archive
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Photo Credit: Mitch Maher Photos from our Annual Celebration held on Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 at the Internet Archive HQ in San Francisco. Come enter our 20th Century Time Machine to experience the audio, books, films, web sites, ephemera and software fast disappearing from our midst. Watch as we connect the centuries—transporting 20th century treasures to curious minds in the 21st. The 20th Century Time Machine featured 10 demo stations including The Life of a Book, pieces from our...
Topics: Internet Archive, Annual Celebration, Annual Bash, 20th Century Time Machine, Brewster Kahle,...
Books for People with Print Disabilities
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Astronautics, Space race, Astronautics in mass media, Astronautics in art
U.S. Congressional Hearings
Apr 6, 2006 Committee on Judiciary
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Government Publishing Office U.S. Congress Senate Committee on Judiciary ORPHAN WORKS: PROPOSALS FOR A LEGISLATIVE SOLUTION Date(s) Held: 2006-04-06 109th Congress, 2nd Session GPO Document Source: CHRG-109shrg28336 Superintendents of Documents ID: Y 4.J 89/2 Witnesses: Cross, June, Documentary Journalist, and Assistant Professor of Journalism, Columbia University, New York, New York, Holland, Brad, Founding Board Member, Illustrators' Partnership of America, Marshfield, Massachusetts Pallante,...
Topics: 109th, Senate
"February 2002."
Topics: Radioactive waste disposal in the ground, Radioactive waste disposal in the ground, Radioactive...
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"February 2002."
Topics: Radioactive waste disposal in the ground, Radioactive waste disposal in the ground, Radioactive...
"February 2002."
Topics: Radioactive waste disposal in the ground, Radioactive waste disposal in the ground, Radioactive...
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System requirements for CD-ROM: IBM compatible PC equipped with a CD-ROM drive ; Intel(R) Pentium(R) or equivalent processor, Microsoft(R), Windows 95 OSR 2.0, Windows 98 SE, Windows Millenium edition, Windows NT 4.0 with Service pack 5, Windows 2000, or Windows XP, 64 MB of RAM ; color monitor that can display 256 colors (16.7 million recommended)
Topics: Oceanography -- California Farallones, Gulf of the, Marine ecology -- California Farallones, Gulf...
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2000 Fish and Wildlife Service
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1999 San Francisco Cinematheque
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1998 Collins, John M., 1921-
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topic: Military geography
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1998 San Francisco Cinematheque
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1997 United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. History Office; Butrica, Andrew J
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-292) and index
Topic: Artificial satellites in telecommunication
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1997 Wallace, Harold D., 1960-; United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Office of Policy and Plans
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Wallops Flight Facility, Astronautics -- United States History
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1997 Goddard Space Flight Center
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Topics: Goddard Space Flight Center. Atmospheric Chemistry and Dynamics Branch, Ozone layer -- United...
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1997 San Francisco Cinematheque
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1997 Parks, Catherine G; Schmitt, Craig L; Pacific Northwest Research Station (Portland, Or.)
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Cover title
Topics: Mushrooms, Mushrooms, Edible
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1997 United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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Topics: United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Galaxies -- Evolution Research United...
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1997 Gallimard Jeunesse (Publisher); Delafosse, Claude; Héliadore, ill
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Describes the physical characteristics, life cycle, and different kinds of butterflies. Features see-through pages that change the pictures
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Butterflies, Moths, Toy and movable books, Butterflies, Toy and movable books
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1996 Campbell, Sally J; Liegel, L. H; Brookes, Martha H; Pacific Northwest Research Station (Portland, Or.)
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"Joint publication of USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station and Pacific Northwest Region; Oregon State Department of Forestry; and Washington State Department of Natural Resources."
Topics: Forest health, Forest health
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1996 Butrica, Andrew J; United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. History Office
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Planetology -- United States, Planets -- Exploration, Radar in astronomy
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1996 San Francisco Cinematheque
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1996 Bilstein, Roger E; United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. History Office
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 493-500) and index
Topics: Project Apollo (U.S.), Saturn Project (U.S.), Saturn launch vehicles -- History, Apollo 11 flight,...
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1995 Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station (Berkeley, Calif.); Ralph, C. John
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 395-416) and index
Topics: Marbled murrelet, Marbled murrelet -- Ecology, Birds, Protection of -- Northwest, Pacific, Rare...
Includes bibliographical references (p. 411-417)
Topics: Dairy farming -- California, Ranches -- California, Golden Gate National Recreation Area (Calif.),...
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1995 Hansen, James R; United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 447-518) and index
Topics: Langley Research Center, Astronautics -- United States History
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1995 San Francisco Cinematheque
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1995 Fimmel, Richard O; Colin, Lawrence; Burgess, Eric
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 305-310) and index
Topics: Venus probes, Pioneer (Space probes)
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1995 United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Szuszczewicz, E. P; Bredekamp, J. H. (Joseph)
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Space sciences -- United States Computer simulation, Visualization, Atmospheric physics -- Research...
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1994 San Francisco Cinematheque
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1994 Gallimard Jeunesse (Publisher); Verdet, Jean-Pierre; Houbre, Gilbert
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Topics: Light -- Juvenile literature, Meteorological optics -- Juvenile literature, Astrophysics --...
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1994 United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Education Division; National Air and Space Museum
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Topics: Aeronautics -- Study and teaching United States Juvenile literature, Space sciences -- Study and...
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1993 San Francisco Cinematheque
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"Eighth in a series of reports"--P iv
Topics: Radioactive waste disposal in the ground, Radioactive waste sites
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1993 Department of the Interior
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1992 Department of the Interior
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1992 San Francisco Cinematheque
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Books for People with Print Disabilities
1991 Prelinger, Richard; Turnage, Cyndy; Kors, Peter
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Supplement to Footage 89
Topics: Motion pictures, Pop Arts / Pop Culture, Movie/Tv Tie-Ins, Video recordings
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1991 San Francisco Cinematheque Program Notes
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1990 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Harris, Richard B
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 50-51)
Topics: Animal radio tracking -- United States, Artificial satellites -- Tracking, Wildlife management --...
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1990 San Francisco Cinematheque
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1990 Lister, Robert Hill, 1915-; Lister, Florence Cline; Southwest Cultural Resources Center. Division of History; Soil Systems, Inc
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"Funded by the National Park Service under contract no. CX702970013 with Soil Systems, Inc., Phoenix, Arizona"--P. xiii
Topics: Pueblo Indians, Pueblo Indians, Excavations (Archaeology)
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1989 Butowsky, Harry A; United States. National Park Service. History Division; United States. National Park Service
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Astronomical observatories -- United States, Historic sites -- United States, Historic buildings --...
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1989 Gould, Patrick J; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Forsell, Douglas J
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 11-12)
Topics: Sea birds -- Counting, Bird populations -- Estimates
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1989 Delgado, James P; Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary (Calif.); Golden Gate National Recreation Area (Calif.); Haller, Stephen A
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Underwater archaeology -- California Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Underwater archaeology...
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1989 San Francisco Cinematheque Program Notes
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1989 United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment
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Shipping list no.: 1989-0705-P
Topics: Nuclear weapons, Nuclear weapons, Underground nuclear explosions
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1988 New York (N.Y.). Police Dept
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Title from cover
Topics: New York (N.Y.). Police Dept, Police, Police
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1988 San Francisco Cinematheque
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1988 New York (N.Y.). Police Dept
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Title from cover
Topics: New York (N.Y.). Police Dept, Police, Police
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1988 New York (N.Y.). Police Dept
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Title from cover
Topics: New York (N.Y.). Police Dept, Police, Police
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1987 San Francisco Cinematheque
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1986 United States. National Park Service. Division of Publications
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Topic: North Cascades National Park (Wash.) -- Guidebooks
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1986 United States. Bureau of Land Management
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Shipping list no.: 86-496-P
Topics: Trails, Conservation of natural resources
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1986 San Francisco Cinematheque
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Contents: Jonas Mekas | Fluxus Films | Early Yasujiro Ozu | New Australian Films of Dirk De Bruyn and others | Moholy-Nagy and the 20s Abstract Film | Christoph Janetzko | Richard Lerman Super 8 | Henry Hills & Jeff Preiss | Albert Kilchesty & Jerry Orr | James Broughton celebration | Roberto Rossellini - Augustine of Hippo | Paul Sharits - Multiple Projections | Stan Brakhage | Rudy Bruckhardt | Vincent Grenier & Klaus Wyborny | Mike Film | Hightlights of the Year | Text as Image |...
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1985 Koch, Peter, 1920-; United States. Forest Service
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Includes bibliographies and indexes
Topics: Hardwoods -- Southern States, Hardwoods -- Southern States Utilization, Hardwoods -- Southern...
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1985 San Francisco Cinematheque
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Contents: Films of Peter Kubelka | Short Films of Peter Greenaway | Super-8 New York | Bridging the Gap: Favorite Films of the Early 70s | 10 x 10: Recent Films from the San Francisco Bay | Joyce Wieland | Lillian Gish (essay by Kevin Brownlow) | Douglas Sirk: Written on the Wind & The Tarnished Angels | Direct Animation | New Personal Visions IV (Boston filmmakers) | Morgan Fisher | Brakhage in Perspective: Selected Early Films | Early Soviet Cinema: Kuleshov's Workshop | Caroline Avery |...
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1985 United States. National Park Service
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Bibliography: p. 15
Topics: Avian botulism -- United States, Birds -- Diseases United States
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1984 San Francisco Cinematheque
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Contents: Films of the Beat Era | Films of Gary Adkins | Hollis Frampton's The Magellan Cycle | Robert Nelson Retrospective | Early Animation | James Irwin | Michael Snow's La Region Centrale | Scott Stark | Sharon Greytak | Hollis Frampton Memorial Tribute | Stan Brakhage: The Roman Numeral Series and other films | Poets on Film: Frank O'Hara | Su Friedrich | Jerry Wentz & Gary Doberman | Kurt Kren in person | Willie Varela | European Avant-Garde (1960-1980) | Bruce Conner | Ken Jacobs'...
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 50-55)
Topics: Coal mines and mining, Abandoned mined lands reclamation
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1983 Murphy, Larry; Southwest Cultural Resources Center. Submerged Cultural Resources Unit
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Bibliography: p. 161-172
Topics: Underwater archaeology, Underwater archaeology, Shipwrecks, Shipwrecks
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1980 National Coastal Ecosystems Team (U.S.); U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Point Reyes Bird Observatory; Ainley, David G; Strong, Helen C
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Includes bibliographies and index
Topics: Sea birds -- Pacific Coast (North America) Identification, Marine mammals -- Pacific Coast (North...
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1980 United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Environment and Public Works. Subcommittee on Nuclear Regulation; United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Environment and Public Works
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant (Pa.), Nuclear power plants -- Pennsylvania Harrisburg Region...
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1980 Coastal Ecosystems Project; United States. Bureau of Land Management. Pacific Outer Continental Shelf Office; Sowls, Arthur L
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Bibliography: p. 341-350
Topics: Birds -- Geographical distribution, Sea birds -- California Geographical distribution, Birds --...
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1980 United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Environment and Public Works. Subcommittee on Nuclear Regulation; United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Environment and Public Works
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant (Pa.), Nuclear power plants -- Pennsylvania Accidents
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1979 Lincoln, Frederick Charles, 1892-; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Peterson, Steven R; Anastasi, Peter A; Hines, Bob, 1912-
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Bibliography: p. 102-114
Topic: Birds -- Migration
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1979 Natural Resources Council of America; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Bartonek, James C; Nettleship, David N
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Includes bibliographies
Topics: Sea birds -- North America, Sea birds -- Northwest, Pacific, Birds -- Conservation North America,...
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1979 United States. President's Commission on the Accident at Three Mile Island
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(ANOTHER COPY IN GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS.)
Topics: Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant (Pa.), Nuclear power plants -- Accidents
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Topics: Washington National Records Center. Building A, Motion picture film collections
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1978 Hines, Bob; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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Topics: Ducks -- Identification, Waterfowl -- Identification
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1978 Ohlendorf, Harry M; Risebrough, Robert W., joint author; Vermeer, Kees, joint author
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Bibliography: p. 31-40
Topics: Sea birds -- Effect of oil spills on, Pollution -- Environmental aspects, Environmental toxicology
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Bibliography: p. 87-88
Topics: Music -- Social aspects, March (Music)
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1977 Bake, William A., 1938-; United States. National Park Service
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Topic: Chelan, Lake, Region (Wash.) -- Description and travel
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Topics: League of Composers' review, Modern music (New York, N.Y.), Music -- Periodicals
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1976 Library of Congress. General Reference and Bibliography Division; Orr, Oliver Hamilton
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Topic: United States -- Bibliography
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1976 Willits, C. O. (Charles Oliver), 1901-; Hills, Claude Hibbard, 1912-
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Bibliography: p. 128-136
Topics: Maple syrup, Maple sugar